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The Old Lion

Pailton Road, Rugby, CV23 0HQ

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  • The Old Lion - Warwickshire
  • The Old Lion - Warwickshire
  • The Old Lion - Warwickshire
  • The Old Lion - Warwickshire
  • The Old Lion - Warwickshire
Opening hours
Tuesday to Friday: 12:00 - 14:30 & 17:00 - 21:30
Saturday: 12:00 - 21:30
Sunday: 12:00 - 16:00.

Everything was good, food was hot we didnt have to wait long for meals, Very pleasant surrounding, We all enjoyed our evening

June 07 June 2019
from Rugby

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A welcoming village pub with traditional style and modern gastropub flavours, The Old Lion is an inviting spot for leisurely meals. Dogs are welcome in the bar area, and there are crackling log fires to relax by with a glass of wine or cask ale.

The Old Lion menu is a modern example of British gastropub excellence, with classic dishes sitting alongside contemporary flavours. Artisan breaded brie with a red berry jelly is a great sharer to start off with, moving on to pub favourites like cod and chips or homemade pie of the day. There are rustic pizzas cooked in the stone oven, and succulent steaks and burgers from the grill menu too.

Enjoy generous Sunday roasts at The Old Lion in Rugby, featuring a choice of slow-cooked meats with all the trimmings. Local cask ales and ciders are served at the bar, as well as a concise wine list and extensive choice of international spirits.

A homely pub with modern updates and a gourmet menu, The Old Lion is a 9-minute drive from Rugby Rail Station.

The Old Lion

Pailton Road, Rugby, CV23 0HQ

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Customer reviews for The Old Lion

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Recommended for

  • dinner (42)
  • lunch (25)
  • value (13)
  • private dining (9)
  • romantic (6)
  • large parties (5)
  • luxury (5)
  • child friendly (4)
  • business (3)
  • trendy (3)
  • al fresco (2)
  • breakfast (1)
  • entertainment (1)
  • ((((( 13 June 2019 by Amy from Rugby

    The food and service was to a fantastic standard

  • ((((* 8 June 2019 by Danefan from Rugby

    Good ambiance and attentive service.
    Extra steak options a recent bonus as many reject expensive fillet.
    Rump alternative sensible

  • ((((( 7 June 2019 by June from Rugby

    Everything was good, food was hot we didnt have to wait long for meals, Very pleasant surrounding, We all enjoyed our evening

  • (((** 5 June 2019 by Ian from Lutterworth

    Grat reading menu and a nice interior. Shame the food didn't quite match on our visit. The King Prawn and Lobster Cocktail starter only just met the trade descriptions requirement as there was a piece of lobster the size of my thumb nail in it. The Pizza i had was ok, the base was fairly tasteless.
    I would probably give it a second go in the hope that we went on a bad night.

  • ((((* 3 June 2019 by Richard from Cotesbach

    Food was very nice as previous meals but we felt rushed to pay our bill.admittedly it was nearly 10 o’clock but the waiter was rather rushing us .

  • ((((( 2 June 2019 by Shan from Harborough Magna

    Glad I booked in advance Friday night as it was busy in the restaurant, but the service was still first class as was the food.

  • ((((( 31 May 2019 by Phil from Dunchurch

    First time here & our party of 4 were impressed with the attentiveness & cheerfulness of the staff. The food was greatly enjoyed by all with only a small misunderstanding of an Eton Mess which was explained professionally & competently. We actually think it is one of the nicest places we have been for a long time & will definitely be returning.

  • ((*** 28 May 2019 by SA from Rugby

    We didn’t receive all our food and it eventually arrived when we were nearly finished. The bread of the starter was so stale that it was white already and even though our waiter was lovely it took a long time to get served. There are many restaurants like this in our area but I won’t come back here as I felt it was totally not worth paying £80 for food that isn’t particularly nice or on time.

  • (**** 23 May 2019 by Stuart from Leamington Spa

    Food was Ok but a bit expensive for what it was. Service was terrible. I was entertaining a client and booked a table for 1.15 pm. We were persuaded to buy a bottle of wine but were told to leave at 2.30 because the pub was closing. Waiter came to table with coat on and car keys in hand pressing us to drink up and leave. We had a full 3 course meal and had only just finished eating and were finishing off drinks. No time for coffee! When we complained the waiter was argumentative and said we should phone his boss.

  • (((** 22 May 2019 by neville from Rugby

    Good food. Unfortunate they carnt seem to arrange the bar bill with the the food have to pay separate for he bar bill.

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